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Dream Theater


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4.35 | 400 ratings

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5 stars Great Show of Fantastic Concept Album!

It's a quintessential live video that every home should have a copy! It would be better if you have owned the CD of the studio album "Scenes From A Memory" as you can enjoy this DVD beyond your ears and eyes: your mind and heart. Especially if you happen to know the story this album is all about (you can visit for this purpose, I think). Basically, I just want to say: get prepared before watching this DVD. Well, I know that most of you who live in developed countries you might have had a chance to see the boys perform this album "alive". But for the people like me who live in "rest of the world" country - it's very hard to have a chance to see them in concert. So, live DVD is the only way for us to watch them alive. Too bad. BTW, for those of you who are new to the band, watching this DVD is a treat because it's basically a great rock concert. You can watch how skillful these boys perform their repertoires on stage!

When I reviewed the studio album of "Scenes" in this site, I mentioned that the album deserves FIVE BIG STAR for following reasons: 1. songwriting 2. story telling 3. structural integrity and variety of tempo 4. musicianship 5. production. It's basically this album is excellent by any musical yardstick. But for this DVD I have to comment also that their performance on stage is wonderful as well. The only little comment that I can consider as the downside of this show is the audio quality that does not seem excellent to my ears. For those of you that really audiophile, you might be disappointed with this substandard quality. It's not too bad but it's not really satisfying. Luckily, I still consider this audio quality as "acceptable" - so it's not a major issue, basically.

On performance, all musicians perform their job flawlessly, I would think. Mike Portnoy is probably the most attractive one on stage with his powerful energy and sustainable stamina. John Myung is quiet but plays his bass skillfully. Jordan Rudess produces marvelous sounds wonderfully with his small and simple box. John Petrucci? Yeah .. he is one of the greatest prog met guitarist the world has. James LaBrie also performs his best on stage. All in all, it's a great show! I especially enjoy when the band plays "Home" and "The Dance of Eternity". My favorite "Finally Free" is also performed excellently!

Overall, it's highly recommended! Overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 stars (I just want to give 0.1 space for "not so excellent" sound quality). Keep on progging!

Yours progressively,

GW - Indonesia.

Gatot | 5/5 |


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